privatization

Israeli Private Intelligence Companies Turn Civilians into Enemies

Israeli Private Intelligence Companies Turn Civilians into Enemies

October 17, 2018

Shir Hever talks about Psy-Group and other Israeli private intelligence companies and the role which they play in undermining democracy when intelligence gathering is privatized

Rattling the Bars: A Look Inside Private Prisons in the US

Rattling the Bars: A Look Inside Private Prisons in the US

October 14, 2018

Investigative journalist Shane Bauer speaks to Eddie Conway about his book, American Prison, and the history of prison privatization in the US

Erik Prince’s Push to Privatize the Afghanistan War

August 26, 2018

Former Blackwater CEO Erik Prince is now lobbying to deploy mercenaries instead of the US military in order to bring the 17-year war in Afghanistan to an end. We discuss the proposal with Antony Loewenstein, author of “Disaster Capitalism”

Baltimore Mayor Signs Charter Amendment Banning Water Privatization

August 13, 2018

If voters approve the amendment on the November ballot, Baltimore will be the first major city in the U.S. to pass such a ban

Baltimore Set To Be First Major US City to Ban Water Privatization

August 7, 2018

Supporters of the charter amendment say that privatization would result in job loss and rate hikes because corporations have only one motive: profit

Puerto Rico’s New Fiscal Plan Will Cause Another ‘Lost Decade’

March 25, 2018

Six months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s new fiscal plan – which supposedly takes the hurricane’s devastation into account – will demand citizens pay off debts they cannot possibly repay, leading to deeper economic decline, says CEPR co-director Mark Weisbrot

Israeli Military Strangles Its Own Weapons Manufacturer to Privatize It

March 14, 2018

Elbit Systems bought IMI at a bargain price because managers made sure the company was poorly run to provide an excuse for privatization, explains TRNN’s Shir Hever

Noliwe Rooks on Public Education

March 9, 2018
In part four, Noliwe Rooks says data reveals no educational benefit from the billions of stimulus funding poured into schools by the Obama administration and school vouchers championed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos